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Tacohead

Member Since 24 Jul 2003
Offline Last Active Nov 17 2017 01:18 PM
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In Topic: GeForce NOW for Mac - Beta Invite

10 August 2017 - 03:16 PM

Just chiming in to say that I've been in the beta for GeForce Now as well and the service works as advertised for me. To my eyes, and the few people I've shown, we couldn't tell that we were watching a video stream of a game running on a cloud computer far away. The only thing that was fishy to them was how I was managing to run certain games on my older iMac so well (I didn't tell them at first).

I think the only "supported" games I own are Half Life 2 and Left for Dead but those played pretty well on my iMac anyways. But it got really interesting when I tried games that are currently unsupported. The most demanding gene I own is Total War: Attila and it's basically unplayable on my iMac even at the lowest settings (which also looks terrible). However playing it through GeForce Now is a different story. I cranked all the settings up as high as they go and the game was pretty much smooth as butter and looked absolutely fantastic. Even Company of Heroes 2 looks and plays significantly better this way compared to playing it natively on my 2013 iMac.

There's also the benefit of playing those Humble Bundle games that only had PC versions like Giana Sisters. That game came in one of those bundles, and promised a Mac version that never came. No problem here though as it runs perfectly this way.

I think they will fix it so you will be able to play any game in your Steam library in the same fashion you can play the currently supported games (will maintain saves and won't have to reinstall each time). However like others have mentioned in this thread whatever pricing they decide on will probably keep me from using the service unless I'm really desperate to play a certain game that doesn't take hours and hours to complete. I had considered getting Skyrim during the recent Steam sale but that's the kind of game that can take upwards of 100 hours to complete so I didn't bother even though it's a supported game and this is a free beta. I have no idea when the beta will end and can't see myself paying hourly fee to continue playing it when the time comes.

I'm also not exactly desperate to open up the "floodgates", if you will, to a whole bunch more games to add to my already long Steam backlog. Whatever is available for my Mac seems to suit me just fine.

Despite all that I have to admit the service works flawlessly for me. Much much much better than Onlive ever did.

In Topic: Saints Row 2 for free on GOG.com for limited time

21 April 2017 - 06:23 PM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 21 April 2017 - 03:24 PM, said:


Wow thanks for this!

In Topic: What happened to Dragon Age: Origins for Mac?

24 January 2017 - 01:32 PM

I just updated to OS 10.12.3 then reinstalled Dragon Age Origins but it still doesn't work. It did run some sort of updater after the installation was complete which momentarily gave me some hope that it might work but alas it did not. I did look around in the package contents but saw nothing immediately that might help me out. Hardly an exhaustive examination of the problem but that's about as far as I would like to go with this. My days of messing around with Cider/Wineskin are over.

Being that I completed the game with its expansion and all its DLCs I'm okay with never playing it again but if it had worked I probably would've played it right away again being that the window of opportunity is obviously closing. Oh well.

Good luck to anyone else who might try to get it to work again.

In Topic: What happened to Dragon Age: Origins for Mac?

19 January 2017 - 12:45 PM

View PostHunahpu, on 18 January 2017 - 03:45 PM, said:

@ Tacohead: Did you have any success in getting DA:O to work? I have the same problem too and posted it on the EA website... http://answers.ea.co...800551#U5800551

Sadly I did not. I'm able to get to the launch options window but it just crashes after that. Please post if you hear a response about this. Thanks.